Events, Meetings & Announcements


Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

March 6 - Eco Office - 7:30am

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes once a month to discuss the region's current environmental issues - from water to energy, urban planning to governement policy, and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network, and learn about Atlanta's current and future opportunities for sustainable development. This month's topic is "Transforming Communities Through Tactical Urbanism." For more information and to register, visit the SART webpage.

City of Atlanta Bond Referendum Public Meeting

Feb. 26 - Atlanta City Hall - 6pm

The City of Atlanta's infrastructure team will host a series of public meetings designed to educate the public on the Renew Atlanta 2015 Infrastructure Bond and answer questions on the recommended projects that promote the future vitality and livability of the city. Attend the meeting from 6-8pm at Atlanta City Hall on Thursday, February 26. For more information, visit the Renew Atlanta website.

NEXT SOUTH

Feb. 27 - Biltmore - 8am

Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy present NEXT SOUTH - the largest all-day conference and career fair dedicated to inspiring and impowering young leaders seeking futures in sustainability and corporate responsobility. Cost is just $20 - register today!

Monadnock Madness at Arabia Mountain

March 2015

Monadnock Madness is your chance to discover three local granite peaks in one month, or in just one day! During March join the special guided hikes and several events that will let you get up close and personal with Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountain parks. Check out all the events, especially the triple peak hikes on March 21st and 28th. More info and registration available here.

Georgia Trail Summit Call for Presentations

March 2 - Online - 5pm

The Georgia Trail Summit is accepting submissions to present at the conference, taking place June 4-6, 2015 in Athens, GA. The Summit is open to everyone! Especially trail builders, users, policy makers, planners, advocates, designers, nonprofits and park managers. Deadline to submit a presentation proposal is Monday, March 2, 2015. For more information about the Summit, call for presentations, or registration, refer to the Georgia Trail Summit website.

New Playground at Grove Park Celebration!

March 4 - Grove Park - 4:30pm

On behalf of Commissioner Phuong, the Department of Parks and Recreation cordially invites you to celebrate the new playground at Grove Park, March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm. Please invite your family and friends to join in on this community celebration!

Greenprints Conference

March 11, 12 - GTRI

Since 1998, the Greenprints Conference has facilitated conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners that has promoted sustainable buildings and communities. This event is co-hosted by Southface Energy Institute and Georgia Tech Research Institute. For more information on sessions and to register for this two day conference, visit the Greenprints website!

Love Your Block Grant Deadline

March 13 - Online - 12pm

Love Your Block (LYB) is a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered as a grantmaking track of the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with two application deadlines: March 13 and October 15. LYB provides mini-grants up to $1,000 to residential groups in the metro Atlanta area. Submit application materials by 12pm on Friday, March 13th to meet the first deadline. Application materials are available on The Community Foundation website.

Park Visioning: Parks of Summer Hill Public Meeting

March 14 - Georgia Hill Center - 10am

Park Pride and the Parks of Summerhill Steering Committee invite you to participate, share your thoughts and help develop concepts for both existing and potential parks in the neighborhood. Attend this public meeting at the Georgia Hill Center on Saturday, March 14 from 10am-12pm as the Park Visioning process gets underway!

Public Spaces & Forbidden Places: Southeast Atlanta Tour

March 21 - Southeast Atlanta - 10am

Park Pride's Parks and Greenspace Conference tours, Public Spaces & Forbidden Places, will take you to locations that are not accessible to the public! During the Southeast Atlanta tour, we'll visit parks that have been reinvigorated by community support, some in the most creative of ways! Juxtaposes with a location that is totally off-limits to the public, dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and that has wild potential to be an amazing public greenspace — an idea, which, over time, has been gaining an increasing amount of public support. Join us as we explore this space, and discuss the issues and what the future has in store. Cost: $25. For more information and to register, visit the Parks and Greenspace Conference page. This tour WILL SELL OUT so reserve your spot today!

Public Spaces & Forbidden Places: Chattahoochee River's Lost Waterfront Tour

March 22 - Location TBA - 12pm

Park Pride's Parks and Greenspace Conference tours, Public Spaces & Forbidden Places, will take you to locations that are not accessible to the public! The Chattahoochee River is increasingly gaining attention as a greenspace destination, but she still holds many secrets... Join us on this tour as we'll explore multiple off-limits properties along the river, each of which has the potential to be transformed (and some of which are in the process of being transformed) into fantastic public amenities. Cost: $25. For more information and to register, visit the Parks and Greenspace Conference page. This tour WILL SELL OUT so reserve your spot today!

The Parks and Greenspace Conference

March 23 - Atl Botanical Garden - 8am

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference will be an event not to miss. Under the theme "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" will explore the relationships between parks and their surrounding communities. The conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities. Read more on the Park Pride website!

Central Atlanta Progress Annual Meeting

March 15 - GWCC - 8am

With the city's only streetcar, a vibrant urban environment, convenient access, walkable streets, attractive public spaces and Atlanta's most robust internet infrastructure, it's no surprise that more and more businesses, young professionals, attractions and entertainment brands are choosing to Be Downtown. Join us on March 31st as we take a look at the people, places and businesses that are shaping Downtown's bright and exciting future. For more information and to register, visit the Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District website.

Park Pride Community Park Survey

April 12 - Online

Park Pride and the Parks of Summerhill Steering Committee invite you to participate in this online survey, share your thoughts and help develop concepts for both existing and potential parks in the neighborhood! The survey will close April 12! Give your input here.

Park Visioning: Parks of Summer Hill Public Design Workshop

April 18 - Georgia Hill Center - 10am

Park Pride and the Parks of Summerhill Steering Committee invite you to participate, share your thoughts and help develop concepts for both existing and potential parks in the neighborhood. Attend this public design workshop at the Georgia Hill Center on Saturday, April 18 from 10am-12pm as the Park Visioning process continues!

TriPATHlon

May 3 - Chastain Park - 7:30am

The Chastain Park TriPATHlon takes place in the spring each year and is the only sprint triathlon in the city. It includes a 400 yard swim in the Chastain pool, 15 mile bike ride through the neighborhoods of chastain and 5k run on the PATH around the park. The Chastain Park Conservancy, Chastain Park Athletic Club and PATH Foundation host the event, and proceeds are shared between them. Registration is now OPEN!

Georgia Trail Summit

June 4-6 - Athens, GA

The Georgia Trail Summit is taking place June 4-6, 2015 in Athens, GA. The Summit is open to everyone, especially trail builders, users, policy makers, planners, advocates, designers, nonprofits and park managers. For more information about the Summit, call for presentations, or registration, refer to the Georgia Trail Summit website.

Park Visioning: Parks of Summer Hill Preliminary Design Review Public Meeting

June 23 - Georgia Hill Center - 7pm

Park Pride and the Parks of Summerhill Steering Committee invite you to participate, share your thoughts and help develop concepts for both existing and potential parks in the neighborhood. Attend this public meeting at the Georgia Hill Center to review the preliminary park designs that resulted from the earlier design workshop. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 123 from 7-9pm as the Park Visioning process continues!

Love Your Block Grant Deadline

Oct. 15 - Online - 12pm

Love Your Block (LYB) is a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered as a grantmaking track of the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with an October 15 application deadline. LYB provides mini-grants up to $1,000 to residential groups in the metro Atlanta area. Submit application materials by 12pm on Thursday, October 15th to meet the deadline. Application materials are available on The Community Foundation website.